Who Can Apply for a Certified Local Government Grant?

Only Certified Local Governments (CLG) are eligible to apply for Historic Preservation grants.

The Certified Local Government program was established to enhance local government preservation efforts by increasing public interest and involvement in preservation activities. 

To become a CLG, a government must, at the very least, have a local historic district commission with design review control over established or planned locally designated historic districts. While certification does not guarantee funding, it may increase the likelihood of receiving a Historic Preservation Grant.  A list certified communities in Michigan is available at this web page.